Cortisol is a hormone that is produced in your adrenal glands. It is also called the “stress hormone”, as it has an impact on the parts of your brain that controls your mood, motivation and fear. It is involved in the metabolism, controls inflammation, blood pressure and blood sugar, and your sleep cycle.
- Mayo Clinic: Chronic stress puts your health at risk. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress/art-20046037 (accessed 31. July 2020)
- WebMD: What Is Cortisol? https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-cortisol#1 (accessed 31. July 2020)